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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, April 21st – BSP123 Slam and IWPS Qualifier feat. Scribe
Welcome to the first of 2016’s off-season slams! We’ve got a pretty special show coming up this month with Burlington’s first ever 1-2-3 slam!
What does this mean?
It means 3 rounds including poems of different lengths. A round dedicated to 1 minute pieces, a round dedicated to 2 minute pieces, and a round dedicated to 3 minute pieces.
Why are we doing this?
Well, since last year, we’ve started sending a representative from Burlington to the Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS), whose format requires poems of 1, 2, 3 and 4 minute lengths, and this night is also going to determine who we send to this competition!
NOTE: While this slam is open to any and all participants, only those who have qualified in our season for IWPS will be considered as representatives. So if you’re not on THIS PAGE as a qualifier, you can win the slam, but you’ll have to wait till next season to earn a place as our rep!
Round 1 will be 2 minute poems, round 2 – 1 minute poems, and 3 minute poems will be saved for round 3. And somewhere in the middle of all of this madness, we’ve made room for one of the most electrifying young Canadian poets in recent history – Scribe!
Armed with an arsenal of passion, pain and a pen, Scribe is a vivid storyteller through the arts of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word. His sharp lyricism and bold presence give his audience a clear picture of the world through his eyes when he takes the stage. The Toronto native is one third of the Spoken Word collective ‘The Uncharted’ and an innovative Arts Educator/Youth Mentor. While performing for humble crowds of 20 in bars to upwards of 3000 opening for The Roots, the Emcee/Poet brings the same electric vibe to every show. As a performer, Scribe always leaves the place with more energy than when he stepped in. As a mentor, he invests time in aiding students in the process of discovering and developing their individual voices.
Scribe’s debut album “ORIGINS” is available for download at thisisscribe.bandcamp.com for free or for donation
Bring a fiver, a friend, and your loudest poetry voice, and let’s get a little crazy!
Hope to see y’all out!